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Posts tagged winter

So much I never knew about Groundhog Day!

So much I never knew about Groundhog Day!

I couldn’t pass up on the chance to share this bizarre American tradition in my night class today. My Pennsylvania spirit came out full force. And what fodder I got from the Groundhog Day website! I had no idea it was so thorough, so whimsical, so made of awesome. I only had one student, but […]

Russia is BEAUTIFUL, you guys.

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No philosophizing today. Just gratitude and wonder that I get to live in a fairy land like this one, much as it makes my feet hurt.

Arkhangelsk: the Other City of Bridges

Arkhangelsk: the Other City of Bridges

Ah, Sunday! The day of rest! The day of play! Here in Arkhangelsk, kids have school on Saturday as well as all week, so Sunday is their only day off. Many people take advantage of Sunday to go downtown, go shopping, take a walk, practice some winter sports. I took advantage of this Sunday to […]

the first cold day

the first cold day

Some things that happened today: Ɓukasz and I spent three hours going to all the shoe stores we could find downtown to compare styles and prices of winter boots. A clarification: I have my heavy duty L.L. Bean winter boots here, but I want a pair that I can perhaps wear indoors in professional situations […]